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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Nicholas Rushworth
Reporter, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Rushworth: The leaks have been timed to highlight the whole state spying and secrecy question with the French parliament due to pass a controversial security and surveillance bill this Wednesday. Video clip: The United States of America, Barack Obama. Godula: Wikileaks says that it wasn’t just French Presidents who were spied on by the U.S. but also several top French officials, and the reaction here has been a sharp one. The President, Francois Hollande has slammed the report as unacceptable. Dupuis: The Elysée spied on for at least six years. The allegations revealed by Wikileaks come as a blow to the French President. Francois Hollande set up an emergency meeting with his top cabinet Ministers and heads of intelligence services. In a statement, Hollande says France will not tolerate any acts that threaten its security. Elysée Statement: These acts are acceptable. They had already led to a discussion between the United States and France in 2013 at the time of the first revelations.
Aurore Cloe Dupuis
Journalist, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Dupuis: Back then, it was revealed that the NSA tapped the German Chancellor's phone, sparking outrage across Europe. It turns out the French government had been targeted by U.S. spies long before then allegedly eavesdropping on three French President, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Hollande from 2006 to 2012. The French government demands an explanation. Stephane Le Foll, French govt. spokesman: The French Foreign Affairs Minister has summoned the Ambassador to the United States this afternoon. A senior intelligence official will also travel to the U.S. to discuss the commitments that have been agreed between the U.S. and France. Dupuis: Across the political spectrum, politicians slammed the allegations, saying allies should not spy on each other. Pierre Lellouche, Former Trade Minister: Barack Obama should apologize and follow a code of conduct. Democratic countries simply can’t do that sort of thing.
Aurore Cloe Dupuis
Journalist, France 24
LINKTV 06/24/2015
Dupuis: The National Security Council insist the U.S. is not and will not target the communications of President Hollande. As for the White House, it refuses to comment on specific intelligence allegations. Godula: Francois Hollande is now hosting crisis talks on the spying claim. An emergency meeting is now under way with Parliamentary group leaders at the Elysée Presidential Palace, and that is where Douglas Herbert is, now as well. Doug, there is so much indignation, anger over there today. Talk us through the developments since the story first broke. Hubert: yeah, you used the exact right words -- anger, indignation, also a sense of, "are you kidding me?" going on here. We've had a steady stream across the political spectrum in and out of the French Presidential palace behind me.
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